#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story
“A charming, lively and seductive book . . . The appeal of Wonderful Tonight is as self-evident as the seemingly simple but brash opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’”—The New York Times Book Review
Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, finally breaks a forty-year silence and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most legendary muse in the history of rock and roll. The woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” Pattie Boyd has written a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest.
Well written good read
I really enjoyed reading about the life of the muse behind such iconic songs. It is well written with attention paid to excellent grammar (such a rarity these days). It felt like simple, straightforward honesty without overdone drama.
Having read this, I feel as though I understand Pattie Boyd and truly feel the joy and pain of being her. I could have been happy to read several more chapters...it didn’t have to leave out as much as it clearly did.
i guess the book was ok.. but very jumpy to me.. author would start describing a conversation or interaction, then abruptly talk about decorating or cooking.. i never felt like she took much of the blame for partying and drinking too much.. she made it sound like it was all George and Eric’s fault..
some interesting behind the scenes writing.. but very disjointed too.
Insight into the culture of drugs
The book seems to be a straight out accounting of one woman’s memories. It is at the very least a testament to the destructive effects of drugs and alcohol. It is sad because it shows lives that are wasted in pursuits of shallow kinds of happiness. Instead of happiness, the lives of here to be unhappy and unfulfilled.